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MLK and Nelson Mandela: A Comparative Infographic

By Truman Chamberlin, VI Form

MLK and Nelson Mandela: A Comparative Infographic

Note: This final product was completed for the Lions Roam course, “Race, Racism, and Reconciliation Since 1945: Lions Roam in the American South and South Africa.”

Truman Chamberlin is a VI form boarding student from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. His favorite subjects and pastimes are English and baseball, and he enjoys music, travel, and civil discourse.

Modern Day Martins

By Jenny Deveaux, V Form

Modern Day Martins

Much like hip hop music, modern day United States culture is based upon movements for change and the spread of continental ideas.

Hip hop was born in the seventies, and first originated in New York City. The genre was developed largely by African-Americans, but evolved to incorporate nuances from other minority groups such as Latin-Americans. Today, hip hop is a multi-billion dollar franchise that has become a symbol of United States culture because it exemplifies a diverse and influential community that seeks to spread tendentious ideas. Artists like Common, Nelly, Macklemore, and LL Cool J use their prominence in the hip hop genre to address today’s issues. Macklemore did this recently in his song “Same Love,” advocating for marriage equality while producing a track that made the top charts in America. (more…)